The Beaufort Ogham Stones are on a narrow windy road between Beaufort Village and the Gap of Dunloe. There is no parking area and the road is not really safe to walk. The stones were discovered on the roof of an ancient underground passage-way during the building of the Dunloe Castle Hotel.
Dating from c. 300 AD, ogham is the oldest form of writing in the Irish language. Letters from the Roman alphabet were represented by a series of horizontal and sloped lines, usually along the edge of standing stones.